I stumbled across the user ‘Which Beauty Box‘ on Instagram, she reviews the most popular beauty boxes on offer in the UK and after scrolling through all the different types of beauty boxes I instantly fell in love with the Latest In Beauty Box which was a collaboration with Glamour Magazine. It included fantastic luxury samples as well as a free 12 month subscription to Glamour Magazine.
So what was in the box?
Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara 12ml Full Size
Maybelline Stripped Nudes Lipstick 24m Full Size
First up is the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish (RRP £14.75 100ml full size) this product works absolute wonders for my skin it literally does what it says on the tin. Phase one of the application consists of cleansing your face to remove any remaining makeup which follows on to the second phase which is polishing, this is where you polish off the cream using the Liz Earle pure muslin cloth, this dislodges dead skin cells leaving behind clean, soft and radiant skin. This product literally leaves my skin as soft as a babies bottom, you can tell instantly that your face has been cleansed from any grime that has built up throughout the day. I would definitely buy the full sized product and recommend it as part of anyones daily skin routine.
When I saw that the box included Eyeko mascara off wipes (RRP £6 x10) I was pleased as unfortunately I am forever running out of makeup wipes. These sound fantastic as they contain olive oil and aloe extract conditioning and soothing your eyes, even better they are paraben, sulphates and phthalates free. The packet mentions that they are ‘quick and easy’ and wow they literally are, I am usually scrubbing my makeup off for a good 5 mins with standard makeup wipes but with these you hold the wipe over your eye for a few seconds and then wipe away your makeup. Within two wipes my mascara was off, I had wiped the whole of my makeup off within a minute which is great. Will I be buying these again? probably not as even though they are fantastic they are a little pricey for 10 wipes.
I am forever trying out different hair products to prevent it becoming damaged, when I read up on the description of this Phillip Kingsley Daily Defence Spray (RRP £6.50 60ml) and saw that it mentioned “spray into wet hair to detangle, add shine and get rid of fuzz”, I had to try it out. My hair is constantly a tangled mess which is a huge pain as I spend a good half hour each day trying to de-knot it. I used this product on my wet hair and let it to naturally dry. Upon first impressions it smelt absolutely gorgeous, I am used to awakening with knotted hair no matter what I do to it the night before, but with this product it was not the case my hair still felt smooth and barely a knot in sight. I would definitely buy the full sized product once I have used up all of this and would recommend anyone to try it.
I have always used moisturiser as a base for my foundation and was recommended to use primer as well, as my skin routine I used Aveeno daily moisturising lotion and then applied the Laura Mercier foundation primer (RRP £29 50ml). This was a lightweight cream which was easily applied and non sticky, once my foundation was applied it minimised the look of my pores which I have always had a problem covering up. The primer also put a stop to the need of multiple touch ups even when running round after my 6 month old little girl, in my opinion this is fantastic and I am really happy with the outcome, I will be purchasing the full sized product when this is empty.
This James Read sleep mask tan (RRP £25 50ml) contains a touch of self-tan with all the benefits of skin care essentials such as Aloe Vera and Cucumber leaving your skin moisturised, soothed with the added bonus of a golden glow. You use a small amount of this blending it over your face, jaw-line and neck and applying any remaining product over your ears. I am not keen on using self-tan however I tested it on my hand with a small amount and left it over night, the coverage was great and it was a nice subtle tone.
I was grateful that the Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde mascara (RRP £9.99) was in the box as a new one was needed so that was a great bonus. It states that it gives “360° volume the second it’s applied. The wonder wand’s unique brush coats every lash, ensuring clump-free definition”. I quite like this product as it pretty much does what it says however my lashes seem to clump together so unfortunately I am still on the hunt for a five star mascara.
Maybelline Stripped Nudes Lipstick (RRP £6.99). I was excited when I saw this in the box, I am in love with nude colours at the minute. This product smells of coco butter/vanilla, it makes you want to eat it. I love how the texture feels it is nice and creamy therefore easy to apply however after a few hours the lipstick dries and if you have dry lips like me it does not look great.
Also received with the Latest In Beauty box was the Glamour Magazine subscription this was a digital copy that was downloadable using the code that was given on the leaflet inside the box, this gives the user a 12 month subscription. The box was well worth getting with £83.47 worth of products for £15.99 it is an absolute bargain. I will definitely be purchasing the next box from them.
Have you received a Latest In Beauty box? What are your opinions on the products included?
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